Wednesday, June 27, 2007

You Are Mighty

While waiting for the sun to go down, i was wondering around on blogger. I ended up on my sister-in-law's sister-in-law's blog.

I found the most wonderful link there:

Because you will soon want to use your own name, just put it in the address... and feel the power and beauty that is advertising.

I know, i hate to ruin it, but this is actually advertising.

This website changed my life. The music is great, too.
Wow... i just can't shake it... it is so great!

Monday, June 25, 2007

The Great Graduation Race

Including today, i graduate in 23 days. That is only days before Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows should be delivered to my doorstep.

Clearly, i have a lot of major things happening in my life.

I remember back in the middle of May when there were only 64 days left until graduation.
That seemed like so long ago.

While i have been tearing off the days till graduation on my paper chain, a few other people have graduated. They include: Tara Griffith, Elizabeth Mallett, Rory Gilmore,and Otto Gustave Umlouf.
(if i have somehow missed an important graduate, please let me know.)
As i have been preparing to enter the big world, i have sought after words of wisdom.
The best
graduation advice so far was found on

Does anybody have any graduation advice for me?

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Man Made

The Rexburg temple is nearing completion. They just have to landscape, I think.
Supposedly, the temple will open in October, but nobody has sent me out an official email or anything.
About a year ago, the Idaho Falls temple opened it's door for walk in baptisms. Prior to that, you had to drag about 5 men out of their beds before 6:30 in the morning to do baptisms if you didn't have an assignment.
But, for the past year, i was able to go do baptisms every Friday at a normal hour, without finding men and dragging them along.

This is the baptistery entrance. They put up that doorbell sign about 4 months ago... apparently, no one could ever find the doorbell.

The 'mates.
Actually, left to right: Shalyn went home for the rest of the summer (home is 2 hours away) so we aren't actually roommates when we took this picture. Jenna was just visiting, and had moved out for the summer, which was in April. Then me of course, and Kathleen is going home tonight. Moving out of my room. It is so sad. But she is putting in her papers, so that is good.

i don't know why i took this crooked picture. I should have taken a straight one.

The Falls. I know... stunning...
Apparently, Idaho Falls was originally called Eagle Rock, after an Eagle was seen sitting on a Rock.

The name was changed after they made these Falls for energy harnessing.

The DAM Run

The Teton DAM run is a pretty big deal here in Southeastern Idaho.
We originally signed up to be volunteers, because all the volunteers get these really great orange shirts that say "DAM volunteer" on the back, a highly coveted item.
We didn't get shirts. Apparently, our shirts are on their way, but we didn't get to wear them at the race. Because of this, we used the word "dam" with as much vigor as possible for most of the day.
You'll find other people enjoy the use of "Dam" too.
One early runner, who was not in the race, but just cruising by...(we were in the middle of Sugar City... look at it thriving...)

oh yeah, the runner who was just out for a jog looked thirsty, so we offered him some water... and he said, "I don't want your Dam water,"
and then other runners would say, "Where are your Dam shirts?"
or, "Please give me some of that Dam water... do you have Dam Gatorade?"
And later, there was kinda a party at the park for the runners and family and people would say, "This is a pretty good Dam party."

People just go wild for the Dam Marathon.
I'm fairly certain that the runners would think of witty "dam" things to say when they passed us... We heard some good stuff.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Hatchet day

For FHE this week, we had a campfire and roasted hot dogs and had s'mores. It was really a lot of fun. The guys were in charge, but they didn't have any kindling. They did have some cardboard, and they had some wood, so out came the pocket knives and a hatchet.

"A hatchet?!!" you say? Yes, a hatchet.

"Hey dad, i totally forgot to pack my hatchet when i came up to school, would you mind sending it to me? Thanks."

Kathleen was in charge of lighting the fire.
It took about 957 matches before the flame became FIRE.

After a slow start, the fire remembered that it wanted to be FIRE, so it got to business and began to BURN. (P.S. if you want to see a kinda funny accident, sacrilegious photo concerning this fire and some wood, let me know.)

Kathleen thinks hatchets are funny. This is a grave mistake: Hatchets are not funny, not funny at all.